I generally don't listen to a book a second time, but I could see listening to this again.
Two very different scenes for very different reasons. The final scene for obvious reasons. It was very touching and sweet.
Ok, don't think less of me, but the scene where Enzo decides to accept hot peppers from the awful father in law, I laughed out loud at the end of that one!
This wasn't what I was expecting at all. I guess I thought it was going to be light and cute. There was much more to it, I laughed, I cried, I worried, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
If I wasn't smart enough to have listened to this book while curled up under my bed then I would have said that I hated it. I consider myself to be a hardened individual with no soul, but this book had me locked in the fetal position in tears, story at max volume to find out what happens next.
The way that Stein weaves this tale is bone-chillingly believable. I might as well have been Enzo, watching on as life keeps moving with no way to intervene.
There is a raw sense of emotion in his voice that wouldn't be experienced if read. He was definitely a good choice for this book.
Name is a perfect fit.
As the description says, if you've ever even looked at a dog in a friendly manner, you haven't experienced life until you've experienced this book.
I really enjoyed this book. I thought the narrator was great and hit the emotions of each of the characters perfectly.
The narrator was a dog :)
No I have not
The title fits the book perfectly
This book is brilliant. Told through the eyes of a beloved dog. It is a must read/listen for any collector of stories. I am not a race fan and there is quit a bit mentioned in the book but the story is simply about the love of a dog, through a dog's eyes, for his master. There were some parts that were very emotional. Loved it.
From the mouths of babes...uh...dogs. I love Enzo's reflections on life through the eyes of man's best friend and television. This book is a delight from start to finish.
It starts a bit slowly - but like a race car it quickly steps up the pace chapter by chapter. By the end you are racing with emotion. You almost feel like Enzo - you want to SCREAM at the "twins" but can't.
A Dog's Purpose - as it is told from the dogs perspective
The way he expresses his (Enzo's) emotions is phenomenal. One of the better narrations I have experienced.
I love cooking, my dog, my boyfriend and listening to audiobooks!
Yes, I love audio books beacause I can get stuff done while I am listening.
Yes, the end of the book. I bawled my eyes out. I was sad and then happy! I laughed I cried.
Good book for people who love to race and people who love dogs!
I'm a mom, daughter, wife, friend, sister, athlete, and teacher... Oh, and I'm lucky enough to have been born and raised in Hawaii. My reading tastes reflect all of this.
It has been 2 or 3 years since I listened to "The Art of Racing in the Rain" and Enzo's voice has stayed with me. Here's a little sample"
“Here's why I will be a good person. Because I listen. I cannot talk, so I listen very well. I never deflect the course of the conversation with a comment of my own. People, if you pay attention to them, change the direction of one another's conversations constantly. It's like being a passenger in your car who suddenly grabs the steering wheel and turns you down a side street. For instance, if we met at a party and I wanted to tell you a story about the time I needed to get a soccer ball in my neighbor's yard but his dog chased me and I had to jump into a swimming pool to escape, and I began telling the story, you, hearing the words "soccer" and "neighbor" in the same sentence, might interrupt and mention that your childhood neighbor was Pele, the famous soccer player, and I might be courteous and say, Didn't he play for the Cosmos of New York? Did you grow up in New York? And you might reply that, no, you grew up in Brazil on the streets of Tres Coracoes with Pele, and I might say, I thought you were from Tennessee, and you might say not originally, and then go on to outline your genealogy at length. So my initial conversational gambit - that I had a funny story about being chased by my neighbor's dog - would be totally lost, and only because you had to tell me all about Pele. Learn to listen! I beg of you. Pretend you are a dog like me and listen to other people rather than steal their stories.”
I loved every aspect of Denny's relationship with Enzo.
I laughed and I cried. And I cried, and I cried, and smiled...